9 Reasons Your Project Car Pays for Itself

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Trying to convince the wife to let you buy a Miata? Does the phrase “built not bought” sound like a pipe dream? Allow me to help. Buying a project car was one of the best financial decisions I’ve ever made. A few years ago, a friend of mine happened to be selling his 1994 Mazda … Read more

Symptoms of Having the Wrong Engine Oil in Your Car (What Happens?)

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Engine oil is the lifeblood of your car’s engine. Without it, vehicles simply wouldn’t function. Motor oil protects your engine by lubricating parts which in turn minimizes heat and friction; the two biggest enemies of engine components. As oil breaks down and becomes contaminated through normal use, it’s critical to follow the car manufacturer’s recommended … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor (and Replacement Cost)

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A fuel rail pressure sensor (commonly known as a fuel pressure sensor) is used in many diesel and some gasoline engines. This sensor is usually located near the middle of the fuel rail and is linked to the engine control unit (ECU), which is the central computer of a vehicle. It shouldn’t be confused with … Read more

How Much to Tip a Car Wash or Auto Detailing Service

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A car wash, whether done professionally or on your own, is one of the most important things to do for your vehicle on a regular basis. Aside from just cleaning your car, it can prevent dirt and residue from building up on the exterior over a long period of time. After all, the longer you … Read more

6 Easy Steps to Hotwire a Car in an Emergency

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Hotwiring is basically when you start up the engine of a vehicle without a key. We’ve all see those movies where the a car thief (or the hero) goes underneath the steering column and twists two wires together to start up a vehicle. Is it really that simple in real life? Well, before there were … Read more

10 Signs Your Car Needs an Oil Change (and/or Tune-up or Service)

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Engine oil is like the blood of every car. The engine needs oil to lubricate its moving components and keep them operating smoothly. In fact, engines of all kinds need oil in order to function. It doesn’t matter if you’re using a motorcycle, generator, or even a lawnmower. If it’s got an engine, then it … Read more

10 Essential Car Accessories Worth Investing In

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Whether you’re the proud owner of a brand new car or thinking of buying one soon, there are a few “must have” car accessories you should definitely consider investing in. They range from safety features to small knick-knacks to make your car the sanctuary that you’ve always desired. Some of these accessories may be obvious, … Read more

5 Easy Ways to Remove Window Tint

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Tinted car windows are a wonderful thing. Not only do they protect you from glare, they also provide privacy and style. Unfortunately, the tint has a lifespan and if you don’t know how to remove window tint properly, you’ll end up with a big, sticky mess. There are two basic ways to remove tint: heat … Read more

5 Best Motor Oils for High Mileage Engines

best motor oil for high mileage cars

If you own a car with high mileage, then your engine is probably fairly worn at this point. There could be all kinds of issues building up in your engine. The biggest issue is gaps forming in between the engine’s components. In addition, gaskets and seals will begin to crack over time and cause oil … Read more

Average Fuel Economy of Duramax Diesel Engine Trucks

Duramax diesel MPG

The Duramax diesel engine is predominately found in GMC trucks. It was introduced in 2001 and has gone through many updates. The current version (2017+) is a 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 which has some of the best torque and horsepower you could ever want in a diesel engine. There is also a smaller 2.8 liter version … Read more